Welcome to Portland Hip Hop Week
Portland Hip Hop Day was founded in 2015 as a result of a collaborative effort to address concerns and conflicts between the Portland Hip Hop scene and various agencies representing the City of Portland. As the result of continued relationship building and successful annual events between the city and Hip Hop community, in 2019 Hip Hop Day was extended as an official week celebration starting August 20th thru August 26th.
Idris "STARCHILE" O'ferrell, Portland native, and Legendary party host/event curator, was an integral part of facilitating the efforts in bringing together the various entities within the Mayors office, Police, and special interest groups, to start bridging the communication with the city and hip hop community. Unfortunately, in 2018 STARCHILE lost his battle with cancer, but his legacy will be remembered each year during the annual Hip Hop Week Celebrations.
David "O.G.ONE" Jackson, DJ, Producer, Business entrepreneur, and Activist, has been a community pillar in Portland for over 30 years. O.G. & Star together took on the task of challenging the city of Portland to courageously address issues of concern related to the hip hop community, as well as being open to setting up systems of accountability within the agencies representing the city, to start bridging relationships. O.G. currently continues to oversee the Portland Hip Hop Week event sanctions submitted annually, and the "Star Awards"
To highlight and strengthen the rich culture of hip hop through entertainment, education, and community building.
To submit your event for PDX Hip Hop Week sanctions, please send an email with event date, location, and details. The criteria for consideration will be sent in reply.